Friday, April 20, 2007

News Briefs

New Hampshire Governor Backs Civil Unions

[CONCORD] -- Gov. John Lynch said Thursday he will sign legislation establishing civil unions for gay couples in New Hampshire."I believe it is a matter of conscience, fairness and preventing discrimination," Lynch said. Read it all here.

Reactions to Alberto Gonzales' Testimony (note that these are the REPUBLICANS on the committee:)

"Your ability to lead the Department of Justice is in question," said Alabama's Jeff Sessions, who normally toes the White House line.

"You have a tremendous credibility problem," said South Carolina's Lindsey Graham.
"We just don't have a straight story," said Iowa's Chuck Grassley.

By the time the floor was given to Oklahoma's Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative members of the committee, everything seemed to be headed south for Gonzales. "It was handled incompetently," Coburn said about the group firing of the attorneys. "It's generous to say that there were misstatements. That's a generous statement. And I believe you ought to suffer the consequences." Read it all here.


More on DC Clergy Call for Equality

More than 200 clergy members and theologians representing a wide range of religious denominations in all 50 states came to Washington, D.C., this week to urge Congress to pass bills to protect gays and transgender persons from job discrimination and violent hate crimes. The clergy members, with Catholic priests and evangelical Christian ministers among them, said they visited Capitol Hill to inform senators and representatives that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is against religious teachings. Read it all here.


Job Opening at Lambeth Palace

This one's being reported on EpiScope ... great job for the right person ... (wait for it ...)

Church of England/P/T Gatekeeper ... Read it all here.

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